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VII. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR
This program provides for the development, unmanned flight demon-
stration and delivery of two completely integrated radioisotope fueled
thermoelectric power systems for manned flight operational systems.
Figure 4 is a program plan which graphically displays the proposed
development test and delivery plan with its associated time span. It
can be seen that the program is divided into four basic phases of work
which overlap in calendar time.
Each of the four phases of the development program terminates
with a logical development milestone and objective. These four phases
of work and objectives are discussed.
A. PHASE I--DESIGN AND COMPONENT DEVELOPMENT
The objective of this phase is to produce, at the end of 16 months,
development tested components for fuel capsules, fuel blocks, seg-
mented thermoelectric couples, generator modules, ground handling
components and a radiation system. The phase allows sufficient time
for the iterative process of design and testing and redesign and re-
testing to eliminate component deficiencies while arriving at the op-
timum system design. The various design parameters and components
will each be investigated over a sufficiently broad range so as to per-
mit identification of either the optimum design point or best tradeoff
between parameters and/or components. The establishment of these
design points will provide the basis for the Phase II Prototype Design.
B. PHASE II--PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURE AND
The Phase II objectives are to qualify the major elements of the
system as components and/or subsystems, and to operate a complete
system made up of prototype components with an electrical heat source.
Operation and testing of these prototype components and systems will
provide the necessary test data and information required to verify
predicted system performance and establish system and component
control, safety compatibility, structural integrity and reliability.
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